Surname statistics for Brooke

There are approximately 9,817 people named Brooke in the UK. That makes it the 1,076th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 155 are named Brooke.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)98171076N/A155
United Kingdom (1881 census)446110050.015149
Change since 1881+5356-71+0.001+6
Other Countries
United States47316608N/A18


People with the surname Brooke are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Liberal Democrat.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Brooke are:

  1. Liberal Democrat (2)
  2. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Brooke
Richard Brooke
David Brooke
Andrew Brooke
John Brooke
Christopher Brooke
Paul Brooke
Peter Brooke
Simon Brooke
James Brooke
Stephen Brooke
Mark Brooke
Alan Brooke
Robert Brooke
Malcolm Brooke
Timothy Brooke
Ian Brooke
George Brooke
Nicholas Brooke
Philip Brooke

Top female forenames

Jane Brooke
Sarah Brooke
Karen Brooke
Christine Brooke
Elaine Brooke
Alison Brooke
Catherine Brooke
Lisa Brooke
Nicola Brooke
Sandra Brooke
Susan Brooke
Carol Brooke
Rachel Brooke
Jennifer Brooke
Diana Brooke
Victoria Brooke
Mary Brooke
Amanda Brooke
Diane Brooke
Margaret Brooke


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.